Chief of staff
The request comes on the heels of Mayor
Bach has floated a possible sales tax increase or bonded debt to help pay for repairs to bridges, roads and stormwater systems.
Bach is asking the council to abandon a road repaving project on
Cox said the capital improvement projects remain important, but the IT department needs remediation.
"We have to rebuild our network," he said.
Cox would not comment on whether the work was related to the outsourcing of 10 positions or the internal investigation in January.
Ten employees were placed on paid administrative leave in January and eventually were asked to take "reduction in force packages."
The city's former chief of staff
An internal investigation of the IT department was launched
In mid-February, the investigation showed there was no breach of city data, Neumann said.
Shortly afterward, deputy chief of information officer
In April, IT chief
Palmer stepped down later that month. According to records, he was not paid a severance.
The council spent numerous hours hammering out the city's capital improvement project list during budget hearings in November and heard from a
"We have to have a full discussion on this and how it all ties together," King said about the IT budget, outsourcing and investigation.
"What is the whole picture here?" he said.
The city's IT department has a
Cox said that new IT staff members recently discovered problems in the system.
"We wouldn't be in front of council asking them to move money if it wasn't important," Cox said.
Cox said the IT network rebuild would be completed by city staff.
He said the
"This is a matter of priorities," he said.
"We've got to get our network rebuilt."
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